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Learn More About ISPSC

Developed with the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), the ISPSC is the only comprehensive swimming pool code coordinated with the I-Codes and PHTA Standards. The ISPSC contains minimum regulations for public and residential pools, spas, and hot tubs using prescriptive and performance-related provisions.

Benefits of the ISPSC:

  • Meets or exceeds Federal Virginia Graeme Baker Act requirements.
  • Contains APSP-7 Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance.
  • Includes provisions for water parks, diving, barriers, general design, and water quality safety.
  • Covers fencing, decks, lighting, heaters, circulation systems, pumps, accessibility, diving, sanitizing equipment, filters and suction fittings.

Learn more about the ISPSC:

The ISPSC includes the majority of the requirements outlined in our ANSI/ICC Standards. The Field Checklist for Identifying Suction Entrapment Hazards is part of the ANSI/ICC-7 2013 American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs And Catch Basins and published in its entirety in the ISPSC.

2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC) Code and Commentary

2021 ISPSC

Own the manual code inspectors will rely on for issuing pool and spa permits!

ISPSC Adoption Status Report

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  • Fluidra
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  • Heritage Pool Supply Group
  • Lou
  • Lyon Financial
  • MCC
  • Pentair
  • Raypak
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